CICSU co-sponsors symposia on water sustainability in China

watersymposiumchina_octoberDuring October 2016, a delegation from Colorado State University traveled to China to take part in two symposia on Global Social, Ecological, and Hydrological Importance. The delegation was led by Dr. Wei Gao, Associate Provost for China Programs and consisted of five faculty and affiliate faculty members (Drs. Steven Fassnacht, John Moore, Thomas Borch, Aditi Bhaskar, Xin-Zhong Liang) and research associate (Laurie Richards). The symposia were co-sponsored by Southwest University in Chongqing and East China Normal University in Shanghai. The events were also co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at CSU.

The Southwest University (SWU) symposium was held on October 27, 2016. The titled of the symposium was “Uncertainty in Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability”. Opening remarks were given by SWU Vice-President Jin Yule and CSU Assistant Provost Wei Gao, followed by ten additional jointly arranged presentations by CSU and SWU faculty.

The East China Normal University (ECNU) symposium was held on October 28th, hosted at their campus located in Shanghai. The title of the symposium was “Uncertainty in Urban Water and Environmental Sustainability,” held on October 28. This was the third annual ECNU-CSU Joint Symposium on Urban Water. Drs. Kai Yang and Yue Che, ECNU Professors of Environmental Science, opened the symposium with a brief introduction on the ECNU-CSU Cooperation on Urban Water Management, which was followed by nine talks jointly presented by CSU and ECNU faculty and researchers.